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Diet And Depression: What You Eat Can Help Improve Mood, New Study Finds : The Salt : NPR
There's fresh evidence that eating a healthy diet, one that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and limits highly processed foods, can help reduce symptoms of depression.

A randomized controlled trial published in the journal PLOS ONE finds that symptoms of depression dropped significantly among a group of young adults after they followed a Mediterranean-style pattern of eating for three weeks. Participants saw their depression "score" fall from the "moderate" range down to the "normal" range, and they reported lower levels of anxiety and stress too.

Alternatively, the depression scores among the control group of participants — who didn't change their diets — didn't budge. These participants continued to eat a diet higher in refined carbohydrates, processed foods and sugary foods and beverages. Their depression scores remained in the "moderate severity" range.

"We were quite surprised by the findings,"
depression  diet  health  psychology  Mediterranean 
2 days ago by Quercki
Carryover vs “Far Transfer” | West Hunter
It used to be thought that studying certain subjects ( like Latin) made you better at learning others, or smarter generally – “They supple the mind, sir; they render it pliant and receptive.” This doesn’t appear to be the case, certainly not for Latin – although it seems to me that math can help you understand other subjects?

A different question: to what extent does being (some flavor of) crazy, or crazy about one subject, or being really painfully wrong about some subject, predict how likely you are to be wrong on other things? We know that someone can be strange, downright crazy, or utterly unsound on some topic and still do good mathematics… but that is not the same as saying that there is no statistical tendency for people on crazy-train A to be more likely to be wrong about subject B. What do the data suggest?
west-hunter  scitariat  discussion  reflection  learning  thinking  neurons  intelligence  generalization  math  abstraction  truth  prudence  correlation  psychology  cog-psych  education  quotes  aphorism  foreign-lang  mediterranean  the-classics  contiguity-proximity 
12 days ago by nhaliday
A rising tide: ‘overtourism’ and the curse of the cruise ships (The Guardian, 9/6/2019)
In Kotor and Dubrovnik large cruise ships dock regularly throughout the season, depositing thousands of people each day into the tourist hotspots and putting intense pressure on the historic ports
dubrovnik  kotor  tourism  adriatic  mediterranean  destinations  cruiseships  eu 
25 days ago by davidkoren
Aubergine zubereiten: Diese 8 Methoden solltest du kennen
Aus der mediterranen und orientalischen Küche ist sie nicht wegzudenken und speziell unter Vegetariern hat sie viele Fans: Groß, prall, mit weiblichen Kurven und im schicken dunkelvioletten Outfit versucht die elegante Aubergine jeden Gemüseliebhaber zu beeindrucken.
cooking  e+t  food  vegetables  mediterranean 
6 weeks ago by navegador

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